Helen of Troy in Hollywood

Helen of Troy in Hollywood

Event Description

Ruby Blondell: Helen of Troy in Hollywood

This talk will explain the genesis of my new book, Helen of Troy in Hollywood (Princeton University Press 2023) and provide an overview of its themes. These include the problems surrounding the presentation of beauty on screen, the significance of ancient Greek beauty in early Hollywood, the portrayal of Helen in epic film (including Troy) and her appearances in television shows, including Star Trek ("Elaan of Troyius") and Xena: Warrior Princess ("Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts").

N.B. - You can view a recording of this, and other past events on Paideia's Youtube Channel.

Event Info

Feb 15, 2024 at 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM EST


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